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Alzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

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Are you confused about the connection between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re not alone. The simplest explanation is that Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia. In fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. We’ll get to other causes in a moment. First, here’s a definition of dementia. It’s actually a collection of … Read moreAlzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

Forgetting things? Take this Alzheimer’s test to see if you need to worry

Woman with post-it notes stuck all over herself

Several years ago, my mother was showing signs of forgetfulness and confusion. We would find bills that weren’t paid and also began to suspect she wasn’t eating properly. I took her to her primary care doctor who did a fairly straightforward memory test and diagnosed her with mild cognitive impairment.

Alzheimer’s: How to Make Mealtimes Easier

A package containing a Hershey's bar, Reese's peanut butter cups and a Kit Kat bar

My mother, who has Alzheimer’s, loves chocolate. She always has, as far back as I can remember. She would never buy herself just one chocolate bar, opting for the entire box instead. She went through phases. For a long time, it was Hershey Bars, which she liked to eat soft and nearly melted. When she switched to Peanut Butter Cups, she preferred them icy cold from the freezer.

You Can’t Argue with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

Diane with her mother and sister

My mother has Alzheimer’s. I try to learn as much as I can about the disease and how to handle the myriad issues that are always coming up. I know, for instance, that you can’t argue with someone who has Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia.

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